How to Apply
We understand that this is an immensely challenging time for charities and community groups. They are now operating within very different circumstances since the COVID-19 lockdown and we are keen to be as flexible as can be in our support of our existing grant applicants.
Once the immediate crisis has passed, there will be a lengthy period of recovery and rebuilding. This is a complex and changing situation and as a Foundation, we need to direct money quickly and to where it appears to be most needed. For the next twelve months, we are prioritising funding projects and organisations playing a vital role in helping and supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic, as identified in our COVID-19 Grant Making Strategy.
All you need to do is complete the application form and send it to us with the supporting documents indicated. We encourage you to read the guidance of our funds before applying, however, if you are unsure about the eligibility of your application you can, in the first instance, contact our grants team on 01900 825760.
If you are interested in more than one of our funds and it is for the same project, we do not usually require applicants to complete multiple application forms. If you are unsure which form to complete, please get in touch with us.
The application form is the same for most of our funds. We will decide which fund best fits your application. For many of our grant programmes you can apply online by using the link below. You will need a valid email address to be able to do this. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application. When completed, remember to click on ‘submit’. Alternatively you can request a hard copy of the application form to be sent by post by contacting our office on 01900 825760.
Most of our grants panels meet every 10 weeks. Please make sure you submit your paperwork well in advance, and at least three months before your project start date, as we are unable to fund activities which have already started. Check the application deadline dates prior to submitting your application.
Please make sure you read each of the fund guidelines carefully and review whether you are eligible before applying and take a look at our FAQs if you have an queries. You can also find some useful tips in our Guide to Completing a Grant Application.
We will not accept applications in response to COVID-19 unless you complete the correct application form here.